Eight UTP interns did the university proud for their contribution in assisting Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team (MAMGP F1 Team) to win both the 2014 F1 Constructors and Drivers World Championship.
The interns were Wong Yoong Xiang (Electrical and Electronics Engineering) as Car Build Intern, Lee Vuen Nee (Electrical and Electronics Engineering) as Aerodynamics Intern, Muhamad Faidsal Mohd Farid (Civil Engineering) as Aerodynamics Intern, Arvindran Gopalakrishnan (Chemical Engineering) as Purchasing Intern, Upenthiran a/l Ganeson (Chemical Engineering) as Main Inspection Intern, Muhammad Mustaqim Mustafa (Mechanical Engineering) as Machine Shop Inspection Intern, Chedtha Intachat Somnek (Mechanical Engineering) as Machine Shop Intern and Magdalene Lee Jia Wern (Petroleum Engineering) as Planning Intern.
This feat was achieved during their internship with MAMGP F1 Team from 30 September 2013 to 17 April 2014 at Brackley, United Kingdom.
Throughout their internship, the interns worked hard and made an all-out effort so that the tasks and responsibilities assigned to them in ensuring the winning F1 car, Mercedes F1 W05 Hybrid Car, was constructed and fabricated in its optimum performance level.
“We are very proud to have assisted MAMGP F1 Team with the technical and practical capabilities gained during our study in UTP. We hope that this internship program with MAMGP F1 Team will continue for many years to come and more students representing UTP will value the experience and knowledge gained from their internship,” said Wong Yoong Xiang.
For this remarkable achievement, they received tokens of appreciation from UTP Vice Chancellor, YBhg. Datuk Ir (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim. YBhg Datuk also presented medals and plaque to the interns on behalf of the MAMGP F1 Team.